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PBA: Gin Kings get first win in title defense

Defending champion Brgy. Ginebra is on the board. The Gin Kings shut down rival Meralco Sunday in the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup, scoring a nice 110-95 victory at the Big Dome. Losing to Blackwater in overtime to start its title defense, Ginebra has bounced back for an even 1-1 record in the mid-season joust. “We played as badly as we could in the first half, we looked as we didn’t have any fight,” head coach Tim Cone said. “They talked about it at halftime, and they came out and played with so much fight there in the 2nd half. I couldn't be prouder of this group in terms of turning that game around,” he added. Down 11 at the break, Ginebra quickly turned things around with a balanced scoring effort in the third and outscored the Bolts, 39-17, to take an 11-point lead entering the fourth. The Gin Kings then weathered a final strong rally from Meralco to score their first victory. Reigning Best Import Justin Brownlee was the high mn for the barangay with 27 points. Japeth Aguilar led four locals in double figures with 19 while Art Dela Cruz and Sol Mercado scored 16 and 14 points respectively. The Bolts got a huge 38-point effort from import Gani Lawal but local supported lacked as only Baser Amer reached double digits with 10 points. Meralco dropped to 1-2 with the loss.   The Scores: Ginebra 110 - Brownlee 27, Aguilar 19, Dela Cruz 16, Mercado 14, Thompson 11, Slaughter 8, Mariano 8, Tenorio 4, Ferrer 3, Cruz 0, Caperal 0. Meralco 95 - Lawal 38, Amer 10, Newsome 8, Hodge 7, Salva 6, Pinto 6, Canaleta 6, De Ocampo 5, Hugnatan 4, Jackson 3, Tolomia 2, Quinto 0, Caram 0. Quarters: 16-28, 43-54, 82-71, 110-95. — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 26th, 2019

Ginebra struggling with life without Justin Brownlee

Safe to say, Brgy. Ginebra is missing a familiar figure in the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup. A familiar figure that wears jersey no. 32 and goes by the name Justin Brownlee. Struggling to put together a winning streak in the All-Filipino after winning their first championship in eight years during the Governors' Cup, the Gin Kings are longing for their prolific import as they consistently stay inconsistent in the new PBA season. 'Maraming adjustments kasi unang-una, dati si Justin [Brownlee] nandun para sa amin,' Scottie Thompson said after Ginebra lost to San Miguel, dropping its record to 3-4. 'Ngayon wala na si Justin so kailangan namin mag-take over. Siguro yun yung medyo magulo sa team ngayon, yung role namin sa isa't-isa,' he added addressing the locals. Still below .500 with only four games left in the regular season, confidence hasn't left the Ginebra side entirely. Especially with the way they played the champs Sunday night, holding them down to only 72 points and marking three-time Most Valuable Player June Mar Fajardo to single digits. 'Actually, si coach Tim [Cone], sabi niya sa amin kung ganito lang lagi lalaruin namin, siguro darating din ang mga panalo. Okay naman siya, siguro kailangan lang namin yung finish sa bandang huli,' Thompson said.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8 .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 9th, 2017

Ginebra escapes in OT to frustrate San Miguel

MANILA, Philippines – Barangay Ginebra regained its winning ways in pulsating fashion with a 110-107 overtime win over San Miguel in the 2019 PBA Commissioner's Cup at the Araneta Coliseum on Sunday, June 16. Justin Brownlee played all 53 minutes and delivered 39 points, 15 rebounds, 5 assists, and ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 16th, 2019

PBA: Jones’ KaTropa test their mettle vs. champion Ginebra

Brgy. Ginebra’s title defense is off to a rough start. The Gin Kings are 2-2 in the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup and one might say that they’re pretty lucky to be at .500 early in the tournament. Without super import Justin Brownlee doing the heavy lifting, Ginebra could be easily at 1-3 right now, or worse, winless after four games. Still, Ginebra is a 2-2 and the champs can start correcting their early-conference struggles by picking up a nice win Wednesday at the Big Dome. However, that’s harder than it sounds as the Gin Kings meet TNT, one of the hotter teams in the tournament so far. Led by another super import in Terrence Jones, the KaTropa enter this 7:00 p.m. showdown tied for second place with a 4-1 mark after back-to-back lopsided wins over Phoenix and San Miguel. Before TNT and Ginebra take the court though, Northport and Magnolia clash for the first 4:30 p.m. game. The Batang Pier share second place with TNT while the Hotshots are at 0-1 entering the Wednesday.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 11th, 2019

PBA: Confident Nambatac lights up Ginebra with career shooting performance

Down 0-2 to start the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup, Rain or Shine wanted to avoid a 0-3 hole at all costs. Friday against defending champion Ginebra no less, the Elasto Painters did just that and finally got their first win of the mid-season joust with a convincing 23-point win. Import Denzel Bowles did his part, coming through with a strong double-double performance, but it was guard Rey Nambatac who was key for ROS in the victory. Nambatac was hot all game long, firing seven triples on his way to a career-high 30 points. He already had 21 at halftime to help the Elasto Painters weather a strong start from Ginebra’s Justin Brownlee and Japeth Aguilar. “Lucky day lang. Kailangang mag step up kasi last two games ang kulang talaga [from] young guns tulad ko,” Nambatac said. “Kasi yung mga veterans namin, especially yung import namin si Denzel, ginagawa nila ng maayos yung roles nila sa team. So kami, parang kami yung nawawala sa team,” he added. With ROS having so many weapons, Nambatac says it’s important to just stay ready. His number will be called and the ball will find its way to him. When that happens, he should be ready to take advantage. Against the Gin Kings, it was Nambatac that got the good looks and he made the most out of all of them. “Tiwala lang sa sarili. Syempre confident lang din ako na pag pinasahan ako, kailangan maisu-shoot ko,” Nambatac said. “Kasi kung ako naman yung nagpasa tapos wide-open shot, talagang nakaka-frustrate yun eh. At ayaw kong mangyari yun sa mga teammates ko na mafrusfrustrate sila. Kasi open shot tapos di masushoot? Kumpyansa lang talaga,” he added.   — Follow this writer on Twitter @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 7th, 2019

Ginebra pricks NorthPort bubble

Justin Brownlee hit the big shots down the stretch last night as Barangay Ginebra beat erstwhile unbeaten NorthPort, 73-70, in the Petron Blaze Saturday Special of the PBA Commissioner’s Cup at the MOA Arena......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 1st, 2019

PBA: No off nights on defense says Brownlee as Gin Kings escape with close win

Brgy. Ginebra is having really close outings three games into its title defense in the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup. After an overtime loss to start the conference, the Gin Kings got their close win Saturday, escaping Northport in a defensive struggle, 73-70. Ginebra is at 2-1 for the conference after the victory. “Man that was a tough game, credit to Northport,” import Justin Brownlee said. “They played us very tough, they had a lot of players being very aggressive. We’re fortunate to escape with the win,” he added. The conference has been anything but smooth so far for Ginebra and Brownlee says the Gin Kings are getting by through defense. They’ll have to keep doing that in order to have a true shot at a second straight title. “It just shows that we gotta put defense first I think,” Brownlee said. “Some nights we’re not gonna make shots. Tonight we didn’t make a lot of them but we’re still playing defense. I think that was the most important thing for us, we’re locked in on defense,” he added.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 1st, 2019

PBA: Brownlee expects big things to come from Ray Parks

Justin Brownlee has won an incredible amount of championships with different teams in different leagues since 2016. In one particular memorable run in the ABL with San Miguel-Alab Pilipinas, Brownlee won the title playing alongside Bobby Ray Parks Jr. The two of them crossed paths on the court again Friday, this time as opponents in the PBA. Parks Jr. playing only his second game in the big leagues, led his Blackwater crew to a stunning overtime win against Brownlee and his champion Gin Kings. Ginebra’s super import was not surprised. “That's why – if I'm not mistaken – three-time [ABL] MVP. I've seen him do it for the past 3 years in Alab even before I got there, I was keeping up with him and he was doing great,” Brownlee said of his former teammate. “I definitely expect big things for him in this league too,” he added. Brownlee says Parks’ size and versatility makes him stand out. The no. 2 overall pick of the 2018 Draft certainly showcased his talents against Ginebra, scoring 28 points, including 10 in overtime, to get the job done. “He got a lot of weapons. Has a great size for his position, can put the ball on the floor, can attack, can shoot the three-pointer, can get to the line,” Brownlee said of Parks. “It's very tough trying to contain him, keeping him from the free throw line and not the paint. He hit some big shots. He had a really good game and they're looking really good this conference,” he added.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 25th, 2019

Pagpasa ng boxing-combat sports commission, naturalization ni Brownlee inihirit ni Romero

UMAASA si 1Pacman Rep. Mikee Romero na maihahabol ng Kongreso ang panukalang pagtatayo ng Philippine Boxing and Combat Sports Commission at ang naturalization ng PBA import na si Justin Brownlee ng Barangay Ginebra bago ang sine die adjournment sa Hunyo. Ayon kay Romero maaaring maaprubahan ng Kamara de Representantes sa ikalawa at ikatlong pagbasa ang […] The post Pagpasa ng boxing-combat sports commission, naturalization ni Brownlee inihirit ni Romero appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2019

PBA: ‘Big 3’ still teams to beat

Barangay Ginebra San Miguel heads into the midseason tournament with a strong chance of retaining its crown as Justin Brownlee hopes to claim his fourth championship since debuting in 2016......»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsMay 16th, 2019

PBA: New jerseys, new title for Ginebra? Brownlee hopes so

What do you know, it’s already been 40 years since Brgy. Ginebra entered the PBA. That also means it’s been four decades of the fabled “Never Say Die” attitude in the league. To celebrate the incredible milestone, the barangay will go retro once again as Ginebra is set to release a collection of limited edition jerseys for a third straight year. This year’s set will feature the living legend himself Sonny Jaworski as well as the Fast and the Furious tandem of Mark Caguioa and Jayjay Helterbrand. The team’s future in Scottie Thompson and super import Justin Brownlee will also have their own jerseys. The Gin Kings will wear new retro-inspired jerseys for the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup. The new kits will mark the first time that the “Never Say Die” slogan will actually be part of the jersey design. Last year, with “Ginebra Ako” jerseys on their chests, the Gin Kings won the title and they look to have the same magic this season. “I hope it gives us another championship,” super import Justin Brownlee said of the new Ginebra ako jerseys. “Last year, we got new jerseys and we won a championship. Hopefully the luck continues and we get another one. I think it’s cool, the ‘Never Say Die’ jerseys. I like it,” he added. It’s the third straight year that Ginebra is releasing retro jerseys which die-hard ka-barangays can get their hands on by exchanging seals and caps of Ginebra products at available outlets for a limited time.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 14th, 2019

SMB tougher than Meralco?

Ginebra import Justin Brownlee said recently the Barangay would’ve found it tough to beat San Miguel Beer in a best-of-seven series and considered San Miguel.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 1st, 2016

Brownlee back for 2 Cups next season?

MANILA, Philippines - Ginebra import Justin Brownlee said yesterday he hopes to be back with the Barangay in both the PBA Commissioner’s and Governors Cups n.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 29th, 2016

Brownlee to stay in the PBA if the NBA doesn't come calling

Obviously, Justin Brownlee would still like to play in the NBA. But if the Association does not come calling, the prolific Ginebra import is perfectly fine playing out his basketball career in the Philippines. The love from the barangay might .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 25th, 2016

World Sports: Memorable final series for Cone and Mercado

THE Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Kings ended eight years of waiting last week to win another Philippine Basketball Association championship. And they did so in dramatic fashion with import Justin Brownlee hitting a buzzer-beating three-pointer to clinch th.....»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsOct 24th, 2016

PBA: 25 years ago, another magical shot for Ginebra

When the three-point shot of import Justin Brownlee swished in to power Barangay Ginebra San Miguel to the PBA Governors’ Cup title and end an eight-year championship drought, basketball historians recalled another ‘storybook’ ending 2.....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsOct 21st, 2016

Justin Brownlee cherishes shot of a lifetime for Ginebra

Justin Brownlee cherishes shot of a lifetime for Ginebra.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 19th, 2016

PBA: Crown to the Kings

In front of a crowd of 22,528, most of them flashing white light from their cellular phones, Barangay Ginebra San Miguel ended eight years of agonizing wait for a championship last night when Justin Brownlee climaxed an incredible comeback by swishing in .....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsOct 19th, 2016

Jaworski on Ginebra-Meralco series: There will be no losers

MANILA, Philippines – As far as reinforcements are concerned, Barangay Ginebra has Justin Brownlee.  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 19th, 2016

Brownlee triple hands Ginebra the Governors' Cup title

The wait is over. Brgy. Ginebra San Miguel captured its first PBA title in eight years after winning the 2016 PBA Governors' Cup Wednesday, beating the Meralco Bolts, 91-88, in Game 6 at the Big Dome. With 5.5 seconds left, Justin Br.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 19th, 2016